Posted: 13 days ago
Expires in: 16 days

Vehicle Standards Assessor

Salary: £26,945 to £30,945

Location: UK

Job type: Permanent


Do you have mechanical experience on anything from cars to HGVs?

Great eye for detail?

Want to make a difference to road safety in Great Britain?

If so, this is a brilliant opportunity to join the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). We’re the government agency dedicated to helping people stay safe on Great Britain’s roads.

We’re looking to recruit mechanically talented people who have a positive attitude and work ethic, with great customer focus and a high level of professionalism.

The job role

As a Vehicle Standards Assessor (VSA), you’ll use your knowledge and experience to carry out technical examinations on a variety of vehicles to ensure they are legally compliant. Working at a number of Authorised Testing Facilities (ATF’s), you’ll become a recognised expert in roadworthiness standards for the HGV and PSV industries. You’ll play a key part in providing a high quality service and offering advice on vehicle safety and maintenance.

Working hours and salary

You’ll work an average of 37 hours per week, working flexibly over the course of the year.
Your salary will range from £26,945 to £30,945 (inclusive of allowances), depending on location. There are also monthly flexibility payments available if you meet certain criteria.

What you get

We offer a generous benefits package including a lease car, excellent pension, salary sacrifice scheme and much more.

You’ll receive a 16-week training programme as part of your induction to ensure you have the right skills and knowledge for your role. In addition, we will fund an IRTEC accreditation, plus on-going professional development


  • Competitive rate of pay
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Excellent pension options
  • Option of a lease car
  • Full DVSA clothing and equipment provided
  • Dedicated training programme to enhance your skills set, including a DVSA-funded industry accreditation (IRTEC), plus on-going professional development
  • A range of policies and services to support well-being and good work-life balance, e.g. flexible working arrangements, childcare vouchers, Employee Assistance Programme
  • Work on great terms with other enthusiastic professionals

To apply for the role

Please register/log on to the Civil Service Jobs website by using the apply button.  Candidates can set their profile to receive alerts about upcoming vacancies. For the role of a Vehicle Standards Assessor, please select the following from the drop down menu:-                                              

  • Job Role = Operational Delivery
  • Organisation = Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA)
  • Job Grade = Administrative Officer

Alternatively, if the vacancy is live/active, please type in the Job Reference number in the appropriate field and complete the application form.

South East/London –  1571966

South West –  1571982

Rest of the Country - 1571997